Membrane/Boundary Work Part Three

Membrane/Boundary Work Part Three

In my previous blog post titled Membrane/Boundary Work Part Two I talked about human boundaries/membranes and how we have to learn good boundaries, sometimes as an adult if we didn’t grow up being trained and supported in having good boundaries. I then suggested several exercises. If you haven’t read that post, I suggest you do that now and do the exercises, then come back here.

Membrane/Boundary Work: Part Two

Membrane/Boundary Work: Part Two

In my previous blog post titled Membrane/Boundary Work & Mother Earth’s Healing Power

I shared some background about membranes and communication systems in nature and in humans and then described a win-win process we can use to heal ourselves and nature around us. Now I want to talk about boundary keeping and give some more exercises.

Membrane/Boundary Work & Mother Earth’s Healing Power

Membrane/Boundary Work & Mother Earth’s Healing Power

I want to share some background about membranes and communication systems in nature and in humans and then describe a win-win process we can use to heal ourselves and nature around us.

A membrane is like a cell wall. Every organism has them and also large natural systems and communities have a type of membrane, also called boundaries. The Spirits and Sages say that the large earth membrane systems such as the forest system and the ocean system work together with the synapse/communication systems of plants, animals and humans and they both need to be healthy for maintaining and healing the Earth and all the creatures here.

More Resources for Grounding and Gaining a Sense of Purpose

More Resources for Grounding and Gaining a Sense of Purpose

I talked in an earlier post about how many people tell me they feel adrift in their life, not tethered to any deep sense of purpose, not deeply a part of any community, not really close to many other people. Yet most say they would really like to feel more connected and rooted in a community.

In the earlier post titled SOME RESOURCES FOR GROUNDING on this subject I shared a GROUNDING MEDITATION EXERCISE. If you haven’t tried that I recommend you go to it and try using it daily.

Below is another exercise for grounding and strengthening our sense of purpose. Try this one as well. It comes from the great 6th century BCE Chinese Daoist sage, Lao Tzu, in poem or stanza form.

Working With Big Feelings and Grief

Working With Big Feelings and Grief

In a previous topic I presented ways to work with feeling more grounded and more sense of purpose. Big feelings can really flood us and cause us to lose our ground and sense of purpose. These feelings might be anger, hurt, fear, sadness, grief, loneliness, regret, guilt, shame or something else. Don’t try any of my suggestions if it doesn’t feel right to you or is counter to the advice of your health practitioner.

One thing about feelings is that they can seem really big, sometimes completely swamping our boat so to speak.

Some Resources for Grounding and Gaining a Sense of Purpose in the Morning

Some Resources for Grounding and Gaining a Sense of Purpose in the Morning

Many people tell me they feel adrift in their life, not tethered to any deep sense of purpose, not deeply a part of any community, not really close to many other people. Yet most say they would really like to feel more connected and rooted in a community. Humans are not generally hermits. Most people want to feel connected but many don’t know what to do to achieve that.